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Miami Valley Hospital has extended its leadership in minimally invasive surgery through the addition of a third surgical robotic system. The new da Vinci Si HD system joins two other robots at Miami Valley Hospital. With the new system, Miami Valley Hospital (MVH)surgeons are able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. Miami Valley Hospital was the first hospital in the Dayton area to perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. MVH has a dedicated robotic surgical team that has completed over 3,170 multi-specialty da Vinci® procedures and has more experience than any regional hospital. We are leaders in robotic surgery.

Some conditions that can be treated with robotic surgery include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic and liver cancer
  • Lymph node removal
  • Adrenal gland tumor
  • Uterine fibroid removal
  • Hysterectomy

With robotic surgery, tiny mechanical arms are inserted into the patient through very small incisions. The surgeon controls the robot’s movements at a control console. The robot translates the surgeon's hand, wrist, and finger movements into corresponding micro-movements of the instrument tip. Similar movements also control a camera to see inside the patient's body. A surgical team at the patient’s side supervises the robotic arms.

The newest robot, the da Vinci® Si HD system gives surgeons enhanced high-definition 3D vision and a dual-console capability to support training. 

For most patients, our robotic surgery program offers the following benefits:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal routine

The da Vinci®   Surgical System allows surgeons to do complex operations such as prostatectomies, hysterectomies, myomectomies, heart bypasses, and valve repair.

This system is the only commercially available technology that provides surgeons with:

  • Intuitive control, range of motion, and fine tissue manipulation capability
  • Revolutionary true-to-life 3D vision
  • Bright, crisp, high-resolution image
  • Immersive view of the surgical field
  • Magnification of the surgical area by 10 times

For Surgeons and Critical Surgical Staff

An education training center for minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, the Brethen Center for Surgical Advancement Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery raises the level of expertise and increases related surgical options for those who live in the area.  Learn more.


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